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acute fatty liver of pregnancy

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A rare and serious complication of pregnancy that usually presents in the third trimester with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, malaise, and abdominal pain. Liver function tests are abnormal...

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pre-eclampsia

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n. the combination of pregnancy-induced hypertension and proteinuria (>0.3 g in 24 hours) with or without oedema. See also eclampsia, HELLP syndrome.

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thrombotic microangiopathy

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The formation of thrombi in arterioles and capillaries, leading to haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia. The term encompasses primary haemolytic uraemic syndrome and thrombotic...

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